Federal Communications Commission:

Wireless Radio Services--Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems

OGC-00-8: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.


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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on wireless radio services. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would permit wireless carriers the use of handset-based solutions, or hybrid solutions that require changes both to handsets and wireless networks in providing caller location information as part of Enhanced 911 services; and (2) FCC complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.

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